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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Montravel, dry white and some red wine appellation of 144 ha/356 acres of vineyard in 2012 in the extreme west of the bergerac district in south west france just over the boundary of the gironde département with the dordogne, and thus close to Bordeaux’s Côtes de francs, which also has a tradition of sweet white winemaking. Each of Sémillon and the two Sauvignons must make up at least a quarter of the blend. Muscadelle is also approved. The overall quality of these dry wines increased considerably in the late 1980s, with a certain amount of barrel maturation having been introduced, but they are chiefly a local phenomenon.